Sunday, May 15, 2016

LIM 276 - One Layer week

The challenge this week at Less is More is to create a one layer card with a theme of the "sea".  I must say I am absolutely tickled pink with my card!  It turned out just perfect for me.  I actually made two cards, but I wasn't so thrilled with the water color card.  For the life of me, I just struggle with water coloring!

This first photo is with the card closed...

This photo is with the card open.  Here's how I did it...I printed the digi image on white card stock. The digital image had a black box around the image, so I erased it in my Silhouette program and stretched the image out so that it would print all the way across the front of the card.  Then I trimmed the right hand edge so that the edge of the umbrella hung off the edge.  To finish it off, I drew three black lines on the inside of the card and then finished the edge of the inside to match the surf, sand, and sky on the front of the card.  Make sense? The first photo is with the card closed so you can see how well it flows. The image was colored with Copic markers and a little clear wink of Stella was added to the water although it doesn't really show up on the photo.  The sentiment is a quote I found on the internet (unknown author) and I printed it on the computer at the same time I printed the digi image. LOVE how this card turned out!  

 I stamped the SU image on a card base made from water color paper.  I colored with distress inks and added a few white highlights with a white gel pen and a touch of clear wink of Stella.n  It was really kind of quick and easy, but I'm rarely satisfied with my water coloring.  Really don't like not having "complete" control over the finished product! LOL!

Thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by!  I love it when you leave me a comment!  


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Esther said...

These are fabulous cards Susan! I love how you've continued the scene into the card amd let the parasol overhang the front edge. It looks fantastic and so effective. Your watercoloured card is fab too! The card has a lovely fresh and airy feel to it and really makes me want to be on a shoreline myself. Great job!

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING card and a wonderful sentiment to suit.

Di said...

Oh wow Susan - I love both cards but your first beach scene is utterly stunning! What a wonderful card and such a clever idea to continue the design inside as well!


Di xx

Sarah Gray said...

I love how you have got the beach scene to continue on - so creative and such a great touch for a one layer card. The sun shades look beautifully bright and fresh against the sea and white space too! Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Anne said...

Susan these are both stunning - love that off the edge umbrella!
Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely perfect cards for our 'at sea' challenge Susan, love how the sea side panel goes across the inside of the card ... that's so clever and ingenious. Another sweet and perfect seaside scene on the second one. Super CAS and wonderful cards. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Margaret said...

Love both your cards!

Anonymous said...

These are lovely, Susan! I think you have quite a handle on your water colouring! Such beautiful creations!

Squirrel said...

Love them both! Having the parasols overlapping the front is a neat little touch.

Neets B said...

Wonderful design on your first card, Susan. So clever to continue the image to the inside. And I love your second card, the sketchy feel of the image was asking to be watercoloured and I think you've done a fantastic job.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

I love your parasol card Susan, I had forgotten that I have this image somewhere in the depths of my comuter and also how much I love it!
Two terrific makes!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Viv said...

Such fab cards Susan ;) Viv xx

Susan said...

Love your umbrellas!! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!


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